Coelogyne palawanensis Ames 1915 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer Photo by Leonard Co and The PhytoImages Website and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Palawan Coelogyne [A part of the Philippine Archipelago]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Palawan in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte witha sturdy rhizome giving rise to close set, elongate, when dry strongly sulcate pseudobulb carrying 2, erect, narrowly ellipti-lanceolate, base and apex gradually tapering leaves that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, peduncle enveloped by young scales and developing leaves , 6.8 to 8" [17 to 20 cm] long overall, simultaneously 5 flowered inflorescence with persistent, boat shaped floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide